Full Mouth Restoration
Dr. Joseph T. Mormino can create a full mouth restoration plan to address all of your needs at his Staten Island, NY, office. Dr. Mormino will combine whichever treatments are necessary to restore your smile and oral health. Your newly restored smile will allow you to go about your daily life without discomfort or dissatisfaction in your appearance.View transcript
DR. MORMINO: A full mouth restoration is something that would be dedicated to a patient who really hasn’t been to the dentist in a long time. Where they, for reasons of fear, or apprehension, just have not come in and not come to the dental office. And they feel like they have the worst mouth ever. Okay? And we tell them that no matter what they come in with, we’ve seen worse, and taken care of worse. And they don’t believe that until we show them our before and after photos. But basically a full mouth reconstruction takes the entire, what we call occlusion, of the entire function of the mouth into account: the upper arch, the lower arch, the relationship between the two. And it restores the breakdown that’s occurred over the years of the patient not coming to the dentist, either through wear and tear, through gum disease, through decay or a combination of all three. And restores it to a cosmetic, but yet functional, final result, where they can bite, chew, smile, and do all of those well. And the key with a full mouth reconstruction is not only that it looks good, but that it works well, and that it lasts. And that’s the key that has to be planned real well, but the patients, there’s a dramatic change for a patient; whether a full mouth reconstruction can be done either on natural teeth, if the teeth are strong enough, or on dental implants, or a combination of natural teeth and implants. What’s beautiful about full mouth reconstruction is that sometimes you can employ a lot of the different disciplines of dentistry. There could be some veneers involved, there could be porcelain crowns involved, there could be some implants involved. And it really brings everything together, they’re the latest and greatest technologies of dentistry, all brought together to restore the patient’s mouth, depending on the teeth that are involved.